August 4, 2015
So, we had a very good response with lots of people weighing in on the Marriage Equality in Korea issue. More people gave answers than usual, and it felt kinda unfair to leave out other people’s opinions. We talk a lot about how Korea is changing in a positive way, and I think in this particular Speaker’s Corner we see that with the two girls from middle school expressing their opinion so eloquently and clearly.
One of the things we talk about the most is how the older Korean generation is still stuck in their ways. I think this can be said about most of the world’s older generation (hahahah) and it kind of always follows the same cycle of being adverse to change since you’re just so old and have experienced life one way for so long. I can understand that attitude when it comes to business practices because you might have an understanding of the companies you work with better than a younger generation, but when it comes to things like gay marriage I never understood why people care so much about it! It’s not like it is going to personally effect you and your life, it’s going to effect the two people who are just trying to get married!
It does make me wonder what things I’ll find strange when I get old and fuddy-duddy…so what things are considered to be wrong or bad in your culture by the elder generation? For example, my grandma hated my tattoo since it was a criminal thing in her mind.